Michael Reafsnyder

Good Day Sunshine, 2010

Michael Reafsnyder (American, born 1969), Good Day Sunshine, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 48 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2011.4.

"With oddball innocence, and a profound understanding of what matters in the long run—the artist's deeply mischievous works transform the all-thumbs awkwardness and ham-fisted incompetence they gleefully embody into a pitch-perfect, metaphor-mixing stew of a symphony: a user-friendly, come-one come-all cacophony in which eye-rolling excess gracefully segues into the eye-popping high jinx, which consistently opens onto head-spinning intrigue, spine-tingling thrills, and ultimately soul-expanding awe."— David Pagel, critic